January can be a weird time of year, the festivities are over and the well intended resolutions have already been broken. But don’t beat yourself up about it, instead we’ve got some tips to beat the January blues, in a way that doesn’t cost the earth. 
Reduce Screen Time 
Did you know that in the UK, we spend on average 4 hours per day using a mobile device? This is equal to a whopping 2 whole months per year!!! It is likely everybody would benefit from cutting this down. 
Set Achievable Goals 
Instead of setting half-hearted resolutions, why not set yourself some smaller monthly goals such as: booking dates in the diary to meet up with friends and family, plan a day-out in the countryside, book a city break, get the bike out of the shed and give it a safety check so it’s ready to hop on when the weather improves, or even book a day to stay at home so you can catch up on jobs around the house. 
It’s always good to have something to look forward to, so making plans helps us to feel as though something has been achieved. 
Have a ‘Yes’ Month 
It’s probably better to keep this one to yourself to avoid outrageous requests… but it’s very empowering and liberating to say yes to anything that comes your way, especially if it’s something new. Trying new activities, leisure pursuits or even a different cuisine can bring unexpected joy into your day. 
Find a Form of Exercise That’s Right for YOU 
“I should go to the gym.” I should start running”. Good intentions can be wasted if it’s something you ‘should’ do, rather than ‘want’ to do. If you don’t enjoy going to a gym right now, you probably never will. There are so many different types of exercise that you might prefer, time will pass quickly and you could have some fun. Have you tried reformer pilates or rock climbing? There are beginner sessions for everything and let’s face it, after a month or so, you’ll no longer be a beginner and you could feel more flexible, stronger and fitter. 
If you are very active, it’s common to plateau and feel as though you’re staying in the same place. This could mean it’s time to try something completely different. 
Time Management 
Time is our most precious commodity, therefore, good time management can bring so much positivity and help to reduce unnecessary stress. Can you plan your week ahead, for example, is it possible to arrange meetings all in one day to free up time to focus on getting the job done? Another tip is to write a to-do list at the end of each day so you know where to get started the following day. 
Improve Focus 
The Pomodoro Technique is a method based on 25-minute stretches of focused work broken by five-minute breaks. Longer breaks, typically 15 to 30 minutes, are taken after four consecutive work intervals. 
If you have any other tips, we’d love to hear from you. Please search for Hedon Insurance on social media to share. 
Use an insurance broker 
To give you some additional time back, call Hedon Insurance on 01482 707800. We will search our market to find the right policy for your home and motor insurance. 
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